Senecio rowleyanus, commonly known as string-of-pearls or string-of-beads, is a leafy succulent vine of the aster family. It is native to dry areas of southwest Africa. Its stems typically trail along the ground to 2-3’ long or more, rooting at the nodes to form a dense creeping ground cover.
This plant is a very popular ornament that is almost always grown in hanging baskets. This showcases the attractive pendant stems of string-of-pearl and gray leaves which spill downward from the basket rims. This plant may also be grown in a flat dish in a manner similar to its trailing growth habit in the wild.